Alex Bacon, son of Armen and Dan Bacon, loved his Superman cape as a child. He died in 2004 of a drug overdose.
Alex Bacon, son of Armen and Dan Bacon, loved his Superman cape as a child. He died in 2004 of a drug overdose. Armen D. Bacon Special to The Bee
Alex Bacon, son of Armen and Dan Bacon, loved his Superman cape as a child. He died in 2004 of a drug overdose. Armen D. Bacon Special to The Bee

My son died of a drug overdose. I collapsed. Then I opened grief’s unexpected gift.

July 01, 2017 01:16 PM

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About Armen D. Bacon

Armen D. Bacon

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Armen D. Bacon is a writer and co-author of "Griefland — an Intimate Portrait of Love, Loss and Unlikely Friendship" (Globe Pequot Press, 2012) and a collection of essays, "My Name is Armen - a Life in Column Inches." Email: armenbacon@gmail.com.